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Transient bilateral sensory and motor symptoms after trauma, including complete paralysis, have been identified in patients with cervical spinal stenosis. Radiographs of 23 patient athletes with cervical spinal neurapraxia were used for measurement of the cervical spinal canal. Two methods of measurement were used. In the conventional method, sagittal(More)
The purpose of this study was to define as a distinct clinical entity the syndrome of neurapraxia of the cervical spinal cord with transient quadriplegia. The sensory changes include burning pain, numbness, tingling, and loss of sensation, while the motor changes range from weakness to complete paralysis. The episodes are transient and complete recovery(More)
The purpose of this study was to devise and implement an accurate and reproducible method of measuring the area and dimensions of the rotator cuff tendon insertions and their distance from the articular surface. Twenty fresh-frozen cadaveric upper-extremity specimens were divided into 2 groups of 10. In group 1 the specimens were dissected, leaving only the(More)
Dislocation following hip arthroplasty remains problematic. While the etiology of dislocation may be multifactorial, implant system design may play a role. Using a computer aided design program, virtual range of motion of several commonly implanted designs was performed with prosthetic interference representing impingement used as an endpoint. Implants with(More)
OBJECTIVES Evaluation of bacterial adhesion to pure tantalum and tantalum-coated stainless steel versus commercially pure titanium, titanium alloy (Ti-6Al-4V), and grit-blasted and polished stainless steel. DESIGN Experimental in vitro cell culture study using Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis to evaluate qualitatively and(More)
A preclinical cost analysis method was introduced to assess the cost effectiveness of using a custom implant instead of standard "off-the-shelf" implants for revision total hip arthroplasty. Finite element models of proximal femur-implant systems were constructed and an array of environmental factors, including loads and bone properties, was incorporated(More)
Clinical research has documented that cage subsidence and the loss of balance correction is a significant complication related to spinal fusion. Subsidence is a multifactorial complication, where implant design is one important element. The aim of the study is to compare the rigidity and bone–implant relative motion of segments treated with either a(More)
  • B H Robie
  • 1992
Drug abuse causes a variety of cardiovascular complications that can be diagnosed with cardiac ultrasound imaging, including valvular disorders and ventricular dysfunction. The basic principles of cardiac ultrasound imaging, including fundamental engineering principles applicable to the health care environment, are described in this article. The basic modes(More)
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